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Box With Punches - Music Engraving Tool Set, Circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 041277 2

This item is part of a music engraving tool set used mostly by Gordon Baker who worked for a. Kynoch & Co. Pty. Ltd. in Melbourne from the 1930s to the 1980s. Gordon Baker was apprentice to his father Jack. At the time, Gordon was the only music engraver working in Australia.

This box holds a set of punches for the Common Music style (as opposed to other styles such as Pearl and Large).

Each punch has a line engraved on the stem so the punch can be hld in the correct orientation when being used to punch a symbol on the petwer plate, that is the line should be facing the engraver.
Rectangular box with 4 rows of 14 holes each for a punch. There are 44 punches. A small card shows the position of the punches in the rows.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 44 mm (Height), 303 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: music, printing, tools
Themes this item is part of: Music Engraving - a description of the method using a metal plate, Information & Communication Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: music engraving
Inscriptions: There are a variety of inscriptions on these punches.
Metal plate on box: COMMON MUSIC(N & S are back to front)
Note on paper attached to box:
Common Music
Row 1 1 - 12
2 13 - 23
3 24 - 34 Loose No 47
4 35 - 47

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